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November 30st, 2012

1. BERRY ALERT! STRAWBERRY

Markets are extremely strong with fair quality. Demand exceeds supply as we await the start of Coachella, Mexico and Florida growing areas.

2. ASPARAGUS

Issues with air transportation coupled with the Christmas pull has pushed markets up

3. CAULIFLOWER

Markets have strengthened as growing areas transition. Larger size product remains tight.

4.RED PEPPERS

Red Pepper and Yellow Pepper markets are strong.

5. BERRYBLACKBERRY

Inclement weather in Mexico coupled with the holiday pull have caused markets to become active.

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HONEYDEW & CANTALOUPE 12-13% PINEAPPLE 12-14% Color: Gold

asparagus

Mexico is finishing up and Peru will be the primary supplier. Issues with air transportation coupled with the Christmas pull has pushed markets up. Quality is good.

berryblueberries berryraspberry

Markets are stable. Argentina has finished and the transition to Chile has begun.

avocado hass bean, green

Markets are stable with good supplies coming out of Mexico. Markets on larger fruit are slightly higher.

Good supplies and quality. Markets have increased slightly.

berrystrawberry

ALERT!

Markets are stable. Quality is good.

berryblackberry

Markets are extremely strong with fair quality. Demand exceeds supply as we await the start of Coachella, Mexico and Florida growing areas. Rains are expected on the West Coast which could affect production.

Inclement weather in Mexico has caused markets to become active. Quality is good.

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Broccoli supplies are plentiful and demand is low. Quality is good. Cauliflower markets have strengthened as growing areas transition. Larger size product remains tight.

Honeydew markets are steady with supplies coming out of Nogales. Quality is good. Cantaloupe supplies are plentiful from Guatemala. Fruit is running big. Quality remains good.

VEGETABLES
Asparagus Beans Broccoli Cabbage Cauliflower Celery Cucumbers LettuceIceberg LettuceLeaf LettuceRomaine LettuceSpring Mix OnionsRed OnionsYellow PeppersGreen PeppersRed PotatoesRusset SquashYellow SquashZucchini TomatoCherry TomatoGrape

celery

Markets have come off. Supplies are good from all growing regions.

onions

citruslemons citruslimes

Markets are strong as demand increases and issues with transportation occur.

Markets are stable. Availability on smaller size fruit has tightened.

green peppers & squash

Overall quality is good. Markets are steady. Size is trending large; it is expected to remain this way until the new crop begins in a few weeks.

Green Pepper markets are steady. Supplies and quality are good coming out of Florida. On the East Coast, temperatures have warmed up causing Squash markets to ease.

citrusoranges cucumber & eggplants

red peppers potatoes

Navel quality is good. Markets on large fruit is very firm.

Red Pepper and Yellow Pepper markets are strong as supplies become lighter on the West Coast.

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FRUITS
Avocado Berry- Blackberry Berry- Blueberry Berry- Raspberry Berry- Strawberry Grape- Red Grape- Green Kiwifruit Lemons Limes MelonCantaloupe MelonHoneydew Oranges Pineapple

Markets are steady. Quality is good.

Cucumber and Eggplant markets are steady with supplies coming out of Florida. Eggplant is also coming from Mexico.

tomatoes

grapes

Red Grape supplies are good. Green Grape supplies in the west are winding down, quality has declined. Black Grapes and Red Globes are finishing up. Brazilian and Peruvian imports are available.

Markets have risen as Florida growing regions experience cooler weather. Mexican volumes cannot meet demand. Cherry and Grape tomato markets are stable. Plum markets are steady.

lettuce

Lettuce markets are steady as we complete the transition into Yuma. Quality is good with occasional instances of seeder, cupping and discoloration.

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